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X:1 T:Old Town Reel C:E.M. Hall M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 56) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D S(3.f/.f/.f/f e>d|B/d/A/d/ B/d/A/d/|(3.f/.f/.f/f eB/c/|d/B/A/F/ F/E/E:| |:f/aa/ {b}a/g/a|fb/b/ {c'}b/a/b|f>e d/c/d/e/ f/b/a/b/ fe!D.C.!:| |:FD F/A/z/A/|{c}B/A/d/A/ {c}B/A/d/A/|FD F/A/z/A/|{c}B/A/d/A/ F/E/E:|]



OLD TOWN REEL. American, Reel (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBAACC. The tune was composed by banjo master E.M. Hall (for whom see note for "E.M. Hall's Reel (1)). Many of the tunes in Coes' collection are named for California locales, stemming from George H. Coes' blackface minstrel days performing in San Francisco and elsewhere in California; there are 'old towns' in San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco, among others.


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Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; p. 56.






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